Chris Johnston spent the last few years away from his family working up north.
Tired of being away from family and friends, he and wife Darcy decided her parents’ suggestion about putting a piece of land to ‘berry’ good use.
“We had some land that we decided we needed to do something with and there is such a demand for super berries now,” Johnston says of public requests for healthy food options. “We researched it and decided to go with it.”
Johnston took some time off to harvest berries last year, discovering he needed much more time than he thought to get the crop in. This year, the couple purchased a harvester that has just been put into action.
The Johnston’s will sell fresh and frozen fruit through their new business, The Saskatoon Jammery. The Jammery will feature fresh and frozen Saskatoons, raspberries, cherries and blackberries, as well as jam products.
The Saskatoon Jammery is located on 30th Street SE. Anyone interested in purchasing fresh berries is advised to pre-order by calling 250-832-6491.